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1700 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

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(813) 744-8018
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June 19, 2014
Everybody thinks this school is great. I however, think this is the worst possible school to go to. The teachers are alright, but almost if not everybody here is judgmental. The class of 2017 I think is probably the worst. Sure this school has spirit, but many schools do. What bothers me most is that there is a saying that says "bulls don't bully" well honestly I personally was bullied so badly I had to move schools. Because at Bloomingdale you're a bull and you can't spell bully without bull.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2013
My school is an absolute gem. We have the most school spirit, the best students, and the most helpful administrators. An exceptional experience, and I'm only in my sophomore year.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2013
I am going to be a senior at Bloomingdale Senior High School this next year. As an honors and AP student, I know the school well. There is nothing more exciting than being a Bull because the pride that our school contains, even through the changing of hands and drama, is astounding. Any student would be lucky to go to this school. You just have to have a thirst for knowledge. The teachers' capacity for patience and their ability to connect with their students is what will set them apart from other schools. They want to see you succeed. I found a friend in my educators here. Some students don't see it this way, but everyone is entitled to their opinion and, even though I've had my share of "ugh" moments, mine is that I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else. Bloomingdale has a sense of community that is rare these days. There is something for everyone, but we are also all connected. I'm not sure how you could find a better school. Especially regarding the music department. In retrospect, I am only sorry that this is my final year at Bloomindale Senior High School. However, I know that though I may leave, the spirit of the school will stay with me. Once a Bull, always a Bull.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2011
My son came here with honors and AP classes. We opted to send him here as opposed to Brandon with it's "inferior" reputation but have learned that outside of their "great" music program it is no better than Brandon. Sure kids aren't getting shot in the parking lot (that's expected) it's why I live here and not "the hood"! In any case I have tried three times to get a meeting with someone in the office with zero success. Left messages in person the second and third time because I had no success on the phone my first try. I had to leave messages because there was no one there to see me on those visits. I attempted to talk to some of the teachers in person because the Edline entries are a joke. In the large majority of cases entries were made as late as three weeks after the facts. Far from real-time! thus misleading us parents. Sometimes a problem may be too far gone by the time we see it on Edline. My son is no angel or Ace but through tight monitoring was able to stay on top of his game till he got here. The Aces and nerds do well anywhere, it's average kids like mine that need the support!!! Bloomingdale is a ton of fun, but for fun we have the fair. It will do till 2013!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
This school could be so much better. The academics offered are good, but as a parent you need to stay informed and top of good classes and good teachers. The administration will give the parent a hard time, but there are ways around them ( if you aren't afraid of making someone mad). The students have great school spirit. If they didn't accept bussing from undersirable areas , that are not within the boundary of this school the grade would be an "A". They allow anyone to enter this school on school choice, where as another nearby high school is selective and rejects students they feel aren't a good fit (they are an "A").

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
We bought a house in the neighborhood because it was supposed to be a great school. It was a great school for drug dealers and business was booming on the streets before and after school. There were lots of drug busts in our subdivision and the kids had very creative ways to transfer their merchandise. The school SRO was great, and I called him a lot... but they needed more than one on duty policeman to keep up with the volume. Monitor your kids friends carefully. The year my son graduated, there were 3 at least extacy related deaths of teens in the area. We moved, thank God! Unfortunately, it is one of the better schools in the area. I can only imagine how bad the others must be. I do not recommend Hillsborough County as a place to raise kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2011
Bloomingdale is by far the best high school I have ever attended. The teacher and staff are always there to help you threw anything and only wants whats best for us kids. The school spirit we have is not comparable to any other school in the nation! Our student body is very close and our parents help make this school even better!I would not choose any other school but Bloomingdale.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2011
Bloomingdale is just an all around great school. I would highly recommend it to any parent who is looking for a good school in the area. I have friends from a lot of the other school in the area and I've never heard anything completely amazing from any of them. Bloomingdale has such great school spirit and the biggest heart. Especially the music department which I am proud to be apart of. It has tons of praise and if your child isn't a music student, stick 'em in chorus! You wont regret choosing this school, the teachers are 95% percent awesome and there are plenty of AP classes to choose from. I'll never forget my time as a Bloomingdale Bull!!

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2010
I just started my freshman year at Bdale, and I am in love with it. The teachers push me to my fullest. Our school has the best spirit. We have so much fun, and I know I will never regret going here. I love it!

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
bloomingdale high school is a good school. im not saying it doesnt have its flaws but end the end the teachers do a great job. although they are pretty strictt, its only for our best. this would be an excellent school for a student to be academically successful and gain good morals. go bulls flag football!!

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
When I began looking for a teaching position, I did a great deal of research and concluded that Bloomingdale was the Greatest High School in the World. That has not changed. The neighborhood has changed, the cliental has changed, the administration has changed, but the heart and soul of any school is it's faculty, which maintains a sort of continuity. If I thought there were a better school somewhere, anywhere, that's where I would be.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 25, 2009
Solid academics, wide array of AP classes available. Outstanding music programs rival magnet schools (orchestra in decline after traveling to china over the summer of 2008. Still one of the largest string programs in the south ). Science department is the weakest subject (except physics). Little help from the front office. Guidance office is useless.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
Bloomingdale is a great school. I graduated in 2007 and sometimes wish I could be back there again. The music deparment is one of the best around and being involved with the chorus was part of the reason I loved Bdale so much.

- submitted by a student
November 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
this school is thw worst school ever...my daughter has a GPA od 2.3 and she tries her best to pull it up..study and everything but never can because teachers on gives notes prodjects and test and expect them to learn just by takin notes each day if your childs wants to go to this school think again !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2008
this school is so awesome, and anybody who goes there will be in for the time of their life!!

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2008
Ive been attending Bloomingdale High for four years now, and this is by far the finest high school in the Hillsborough county district. The extracirriculars that are offered surpass every other school out there. Im involed in the music departments, who have held superior rankings since the school first opened. Everyone who attends this fine High school has amazing school spirit, which always good when everyone has pride in their school. The teachers here are attentive, and never give up on a student. Im also on the Student Goverment Association, which Bloomingdale has been known for this prestigeous group of leaders. Bloomindale gave me the best high school experience i could have asked for.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2008
im a freshmen at bloomingdale and its a wonderful school. i love the cheerleading and football.the sports department is wonderful.the teachers are great.their really understanding and show they want to help. and the students are the best.everyone is so sweet and doesnt treat you diffrent then others in anyway. i love this school 100%. go bshs! =)

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
Bloomingdale is a wonderful school with terrific teachers and a wide variety of classes to select from. However I believe that the AP's are sometimes too strict on the electronics rules. Because electronics are needed in some classes like photography, but stupid kids who just text all day... Yeah then they can get their phones taken away, I really don't care about those dumb kids. But Bloomingdale is an awesome place!

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
Bloomingdale is great school of blended culture and excels in the education of its courses and social understanding and has a supurb football program as well as other sports. I highly reccomend it.

- submitted by a student
August 25, 2008
i love it here at bloomingdale!! all the teachers care about their students, and i have met the most amazing friends. the music department is outstanding, and i would never want to leave this school.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2008
I have my third child in Bloomingdale High school. She has just completed her first year. My other two children went to university and succeeded there. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2008
This school is nothing special..REALLY! No one went out of their way to make anyone feel better or work harder, and some of the teachers really didnt do a good job. There were a few good ones, but nothing extraordinary happens there. Plus, they do not keep a good eye on who enters or leaves the school during lunch hour, and dont always ID.

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2008
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February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
Bloomingdale is a great school. Each and every single teacher has made sure i understand the curriculum and i've never felt neglected or 'pushed off'. The music department has an excellent faculty as well as the social studies. The guidance department was very prompt in returning my mothers call about my future as well as helping me program my classes for me.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
I am very disappointed in this school. My daughter transferred here as a Junior in 2006. She has received no encouragement or advice as far as her future is concerned. As deadlines approach for college applications, SATs, etc. she hasn't even been able to talk to anyone in guidance or anywhere else for help or info. BSHS may be a great school for AP students and have a great music dept., but what about students who only earn A's & B's? Where is the interest in their future? I have two other kids in this school district and I really don't want to send either of them to BSHS.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
We have a son who is currently a sophomore and a daughter who just graduated from Bloomingdale with a full scholarship to University of Florida. She accumulated nearly 1 year of college credits through Advanced Placement courses at Bloomingdale....and also enjoyed SO MANY wonderful extracurricular activities which the school offers. And the teachers, at least the ones I have met, truly seem to care. I cannot give enough praise for this school! I am very surprised to see some comments here that are negative.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2007
I truly believe deep inside my heart that the Bloomingdale Social Studies department has been one of the deepest and greatest influences in my entire life and have shaped my future for the better knowledge wise, and analyticaly. I believe that they are, without a doubt, the greatest people that have ever worn academic honor robes. The AP courses taught at this school have done a spectacular job at shaping creativity rather than the college board's demand for disipline and general knowledge-this is a safe and good school to send your kids to-

- submitted by a student
April 12, 2007
My daughter graduated from Bloomingdale 3 yrs ago and she got a full scholarship to UF where she is majoring in marketing. She is a 'brainiac'. She had a wonderful time at Bloomingdale and experienced a great High School experience. That was under Ms Stelter. Now my son is about to graduate, he is an ESE kid and I agree there's not much help coming to those kids, a once a year review, if that. But he has done well, and he has had a good experience. Parents can't always blame the school. Many of the parents have 'dropped out' too. It's a partnership, between home, kid and school. Anyone of those could drop the ball.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
April 03, 2007
I think this school is horrible. The school has lost it's focused on academics. The administrators and teachers forget positive praise is best for the self students self esteem. The school drives on disciple, punishments and consequences not the successes of their students. I have 3 duaghters in the school & it has been a terrible experience for all of us. No one acknowledges the good one does but the 1st tardies, dress or looks of a student.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
People shouldn't degrade the entire school just because of the guidance department. Maybe the child's poor behavior is coming from somewhere in the home rather than the school. Bloomingdale is a really nice place when you give it a chance. Sure, their football team is really bad, but the rest of the place makes up for it. Most students don't salute the flag because their parents never taught them/they don't know to do so themselves.

- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2007
Horrible! Most teachers are there for paychecks, not for passion of their careers. Do your children a favor and find a different school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2006
I am in 10th grade.. And basically this school is okay. Social studies teachers are above average. The teachers and guidance need to motivate the kids more. Mr. West is good, the same with mr. Ackett.

- submitted by a student
December 06, 2006
My Daughter is in the 9th grade. She has a grade point average of 1.4. She is really working hard to bring her grade up. Office personnel and teachers takes days to reply to questions.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2006
Both of my children attend BSHS. They each are involved in music, one is in band the other in orchestra and chorus. Both have fantastic music instructors and have thrived in the fellowship of the music program. The principal, Mr. West, seems very enthusiastic and compassionate and has earned a great deal of respect from students and parents alike. My children's guidance counselor, Mr. Fallan, has been very accessible and helpful. Most of my children's teachers have been great and some have been exceptional!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
Bloomingdale is absolutely the best high school in the area. I am keenly familiar with the other high schools in the area as I work in the system and I would never have my 2 daughters attend any other! My oldest daughter will graduate from UF 1 year early because of Bloomingdale's excellent AP classes!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2006
In addition to quality sports and music programs, I also was involved in many school clubs! I had a great time being a part of these groups, especially class council. As far as academics go, with the exception of maybe one or two teachers out of all four years my teachers were amazing, always willing to help, tutor, or take time out of their day to make sure that I understood the curriculum. I formed relationships with some of them and keep in contact with them to this day! I loved my teachers, and with their help and my dedication I graduated with a 5.1, in addition to being involved in sports, music, and clubs all four years! I loved Bloomingdale! Your child should be a Bull!

- submitted by a former student
October 02, 2006
I think Mr. West and Ms. Cox are wonderful. The guidance dept is less then helpful. Unless you are the perfect student the teachers and guidance do not want to deal with any problems. The teachers have the 'this is a job' attitude and really do not communicate with the students. My child recorded one class for me because I was not convinced that this teacher would speak to students in such a manner. I was shocked! We are leaving this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 21, 2006
I am looking at every avenue to transfer my daughter from this school. She went from A/B honor roll to a 'D' and we are having concerns with her behavior. I am from Florida, its been 20 years before I was able to move back home. This is not a Florida school. The students have no respect for authority or to one another. The dress code is reprehensible. ROTC is raising the flag and not one person rendered proper respect. I have even corrected some errors the teachers made in grading or questions given in home work.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
There is little or no school spirit. Sports programs are in the dumpster. Little or no student involvement. Parents groups do not exist, except for band, when supporting activities. No one smiles, it has a bad feel.About it.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
This school has an over abundance of students. Something needs done to make it easier for students to move from class to class without being late, or forgetting something in their locker because they are rushed. Halls are too crowded and lunch is unmanageable. Students should not have to cram, at least unless its for a test.

- submitted by a former student
April 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 25, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 05, 2006
Good teachers, great music department.

- submitted by a former student
January 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 03, 2006
Quality education- involved and experienced teachers. The Arts and Music courses and clubs offered are fabulous. Parents are notified of most aspects of their children's school lives- including social activities, sports games, educational meetings and conferences. One of the best schools in the Bay Area, by far.

- submitted by a former student
November 07, 2005
I am in process of transferring my 11th grader out of this school. I have had terrible cooperation and communication from a multitude of personnel employed at this school (starting freshman year). I have taken time off work to personally visit numerous times and still although told I will get feedback; never do. My daughter, who is in 8th grade, will not be attending this school either.

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October 21, 2005
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September 13, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 09, 2005
I am very disappointed in the level of support at this school for new students. We moved here in the summer and had little help with enrollment, classes, graduation requirements, etc... The school seems to be more interested in students that are 'native' to this area.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2005
This school has a great leader in BJ Seltzer. She understands the needs of the students and the parents. The curriculm differs because the school is so large. However my children are successful because the teachers, admin, and pricipal all know that we as parents are involved.

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June 14, 2005
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December 31, 2004
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November 29, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2004
The school provided an excellent variety in curriculum for my child to choose from. If the child is willing to make the effort, Bloomingdale comes through for them.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
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August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
The school is the best in Hillsborough County, however, the principal is not around much. The teachers are experienced and there are many activities offered there.

- submitted by a former student
August 07, 2003
I loved Bloomingdale! I had sooo much fun there. The teachers are very experienced and fair. They are always willing to work with the students about falling behind, tutoring, personal problems, or any other concerns the student might have. The class sizes are large, but must teachers do offer tutoring after school or during club days. The band moms are the best! They are the most caring people you will ever meet.

- submitted by a former student
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Bloomingdale High School
1700 Bloomingdale Avenue, Valrico, FL  33596
(813) 744-8018
Last modified Bloomingdale High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bloomingdale High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 74 reviews. Top